Now that we're not supposed to use cold and cough medicines on children under six, both of my kids under six have developed colds and coughs. We read in the paper that honey seemed to work just as well if not better for coughs, so we've started giving First Son a teaspoon of honey at bedtime. (First Daughter is old enough, over a year, but she didn't like it very much.) As far as we can tell, it seems to help. Most importantly, it's not hurting and First Son loves it.